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what V8 supercar dirvers have you met

When they werent at the race track (i.e the shops etc)?

i'm curious.

i actually served Mark Larkham and his son tonight at work, and as he was leaving i wished him luck for bathurst.

so who else has met a V8 driver somewhere other than a race track, car show, press commitment or signing day.

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Not a V8 driver but I met Nigel Mansel at the last year of the Adelaide GP. He had retired as far as I can remember but he was in town for the race.

Met him having a look in my dads office. I was young but I knew who he was. He was quite round and short for a pro. athlete.


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I can recall Alan Moffat walking down Pitt Street in Sydney, Wayne Gardner at a book launch, and Jason Bargwanna when he was a toddler.
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Dick Johnson at Lakeside in 1986 - very approachable,
Mark Larkham at Lakeside in 1992 - very approachable and talkative,
Larry Perkins at Lakeside in 1992 - very approachable and talkative,
John Bowe at Lakeside in 1993 - very approachable,
Mark Skaife at Lakeside in 1993 - somewhat reasonable.
John Faulkner at Bathurst 1996 - Very approachable.
Kevin Waldock at Bathurst in 1996 - Very approachable, plus signed my Dinkum classic model of his car!!
Craig Lowndes at Queensland Raceway in 2000, and 2001 -
very approachable and talkative.

Overall, I think most drivers are very good to meet and chat to,
it really gives an idea of what they're like.

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My list includes:

That's it... :( Though i did get a poster signed by John Bowe at QR in 2001, although that really doesn't constitute as "meeting" him does it.
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Oustide of races and normal apperances

On the plane Greg Murphy coming back from New Zealand a few years ago. (2 days after HRT dropped him)

Peter Brock at the Bicentenial Airshow 1988

Craig Lowndes at Newcastle Speedway (signed my car) 2 years ago

Brad Jones at a takeaway shop

Junior Johnson -playing golf this year
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Ahh if probarbly met them all over the years at variuos race meetings. Drivers are generally pretty approachable (some arnt thouh) and when the time is right you can have a good chat with.
Best one outside a meet would have to be Jason Bargwanna, earlier this year his new baby got a bit crook and I was in at the Melb Royal childrens for a check up. We bumped into one another three times once in the McDonalds downstairs were we actually sat at opposite tables and talked about a few things then twice walking around.
Also met Brocky away from the track at a rally he was doing, we must have talked for about 10 - 15 mins about evrything from his crystals to Team Brock his family (mine), his fav driver currently (he swore me to seccrecy sorry) and all sorts fo stuff.
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